An Exposition of
most important selection of Suttas in the Middle Length Discourses as a basis
of Studying the Doctrine of Buddhas Teaching, done by the American born Bhikku
;Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American Buddhist monk from New York
City, born in 1944. He obtained a BA in philosophy from Brooklyn College and a
PhD in philosophy from Claremont Graduate School.
After completing his
university studies he traveled to Sri Lanka, where he received novice
ordination in 1972 and full ordination in 1973, both under the leading Sri
Lankan scholar-monk, Ven. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya (1896-1998).
He returned to the U.S. in 2002. He
currently lives and teaches at Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel, New York. Ven.
Bodhi has many important publications to his credit, either as author,
translator, or editor. These include The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha
(Majjhima Nikaya, 1995), The Connected Discourses of the Buddha (Samyutta
Nikaya, 2000), and The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha (Anguttara Nikaya,
2012). In 2008, together with several of his students,
Ven. Bodhi founded
Buddhist Global Relief, a nonprofit supporting hunger relief, sustainable
agriculture, and education in countries suffering from chronic poverty and malnutrition.